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Politics Jun 05Federal school safety panel will not look at role of guns, DeVos says
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the federal commission on school safety set up after a Florida high school shooting won't be looking at the role of guns in school violence.
Politics May 22Democrats propose funding teacher pay raises by canceling tax cuts for the wealthy
Congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed giving states and school districts $50 billion over a decade to fund the teacher raises by canceling tax cuts for high wage earners.
Education Mar 16Former Corinthian Colleges students will only see partial loan relief
The Education Department has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools.
Nation Jan 25Civil rights groups sue DeVos over policy on campus sexual assault
Last year, DeVos said Obama-era directives had "weaponized" the Education Department and were unfairly skewed against those accused of assault.
Education Jan 11Poverty, segregation persist in U.S. schools, report says
Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Education Dec 20Students defrauded by for-profit colleges may not get full financial relief
Students who were defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges may not get their loans forgiven entirely, the Education Department announced Wednesday, in a reversal of the Obama administration policy of wiping out the debt.
Politics Dec 13Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle
A Republican bill that would eliminate key loan subsidies for college students and give a boost to for-profit colleges has passed the first major hurdle in the House of Representatives.
Politics Dec 11Government should resume loan forgiveness for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, watchdog says
The department has halted Obama-era revisions to the process of loan forgiveness that boosted protections for students, citing pending litigation. The agency is now in the process or rewriting those rules with input from educators and experts.
Education Nov 25Faced with high illiteracy rates, D.C. pushes adult learning
Faced with high illiteracy rates among city residents and an extremely competitive job market, the nation's capital is experimenting with adult education.
Politics Nov 23Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work
WASHINGTON — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.